Barbara A. Richezza, 85, of Uniontown, PA,, passed away on January 9, 2020 following a brief battle with cancer.
Barbara was born on February 18, 1934 in Fairchance, PA. Daughter of C. Virginia Miller, she graduated from North Union High School in 1952.
After graduation, she married the late Joseph R. Richezza, with whom she had six children: Joseph Robert Richezza, Richard C. Richezza (Mary Ann), Ronald L. Richezza (Cindy), Carol S. Galand, Charlotte (Candy) Gordon (A. Eugene), Leslie V. Pavlik (Robert).
She was a member of Brownfield United Methodist Church. She loved their children, their grandchildren, travel, and her family at church. Barbara's strong-will and strong faith was equally matched by a strong sense of humor. She never met a stomach she didn't want to fill, and her get-togethers usually resulted in full hearts and fully whetted appetites. She had a fearless side, embracing technology better than some 20 years her junior.
Barbara was predeceased by her husband of 60 years, Joseph, her mother C. Virginia Miller, her sisters Betty Jo Swaney and Miriam Glista, and her brother-in-law Leonard. Besides her children, she is survived by her grandchildren and great-grandchildren Brian Richezza ( wife Carol, and Lily), Steven Richezza ( wife Liz, and Giada, Zane, Korra), Lee Richezza (Chance Leighgaber and Effia, Ezra, Hunter), Tanya Leonardo ( husband John and Alia, Isabella), Stephanie Richezza ( Joshua), Sara Jamal ( husband Khaled), Logan Galand, Jennifer Leichliter (husband Robert), Kelly Gordon, Virginia Whitecotton ( husband Jason), and Lyle Pavlik ( wife Marie). She will also be missed by many nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received in the DONALD R. CRAWFORD FUNERAL HOME HOPWOOD, PA, on Monday January 13, 2020 from 2 to 4pm and 6 to 8pm and Tuesday January 14, 2020 from 10 to 11am the hour of the service with Pastor Diane Olson officiating. Interment will follow in Mountain View Cemetery
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